Cànone Bianco

Marco Victor Romano / Cànone Bianco / Platonic magnetized solids: 3D printing, wax, paper, liquid ceramics / site specific / 2018_19

What is the shape and what does it represent?

This installation has the aim of exploring the possibilities of being acting as a demiurge, trying to reach an “infinity”.

The forms are born from the fusion of elements called Platonic solids and the fullerene aggregate spheroidal structure – the fullerene is also called Bucky, (which is a solid too).

The artwork elements are multiplied and subtracted N times; they’re twisted, loose, swollen, cut – in their own structure too – exacerbated or softened through the union with the essence of other elements. This surfaces plurality generates a constellation of shapes that much resemble the natural ones or even the extreme virtual perfection.

The solids are magnetic on their basis, and that allows arbitrary and free movements; the limit is just the glazing surface on which they will be installed. They constitute the interactive part of the artwork, as they allow to change the relationship between the elements and to reconstruct spatial configurations which are constantly new, unexpected, obsolete, imperfect but always full of reality.

The coloured-shadows game, revealing the trickery of vision, is combined with the spatial game of the human that hides the real polychromatic nature of the perceived light which is, instead, monochrome.

These figures speak of mathematical and human relations,

they recall possible stories of loss, destruction, and union of energies. In a humanizing leap,

they lead back to the essence of our existence.

As well as its places.

Rome, a multi-ethnic and multicultural metropolis, is both a stage and a reflex of the contemporary existence heterogeneity. Swarming heart of the world since the first centuries B.C., it is a living witness and an ab aeterno History teacher, a symbol of the endless variety of the human kind, crystallized in multiple forms, constantly evolving.


Marco Victor Romano


Translation curated by Ferri & Ghezzi